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University of Illinois Extension serving Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties

Montgomery County
#1 Industrial Park Dr.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Phone: 217-532-3941
FAX: 217-532-3944
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Christian County
1120 N Webster St.
Taylorville, IL 62568
Phone: 217-287-7246
FAX: 217-287-7248
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 11:30 am; 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Jersey County
201 W. Exchange St.
Suite A
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Phone: 618-498-2913
FAX: 618-498-5913
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4 pm and Thursday 8 am to 12 pm

Macoupin County
#60 Carlinville Plaza
Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: 217-854-9604
FAX: 217-854-7804
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

News Release

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Catherine O’Connell Joins Staff of U of I Extension

TAYLORVILLE, Ill. - Amanda Cole, Extension Unit 18 County Director, is pleased to introduce Catherine O’Connell as Publicity and Promotions Assistant in Christian County. O’Connell grew up in the small farming community of Morrisonville, Illinois. She was a member of the Morrisonville FFA, where her family donates a test plot for the members to gain hands-on experiences in farming. After high school, O’Connell attended Parkland College for two years, before transferring to Illinois State University where she completed her Bachelors of Science in Agriculture Communications & Leadership.


O’Connell says, “I find it essential to keep communities informed about educational programs in their area. Helping people access information to improve their lives, especially teaching young people about the benefits of agriculture, is important to me.”  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, especially her nieces and nephews. She also enjoys traveling in her Jeep, attending concerts and going to pickers markets around the state.


Anyone interested in contacting Cassie may reach her at the Christian County Extension office by calling 217-287-7246, or emailing University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact our office.



Local Contact: Catherine O’Connell, Program Coordinator,